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Workarounds, 2010

Fieldwork / Nis Rømer & Lise Skou
32 A3 drawings, field research and workshops

Shown at: Bucharest Biennale #4 (BB4) – On Producing Possibilities.
Curated by:  Felix Voegel.

Solo show at: Gallery Goloss, Copenhagen
Curated by: Katarina Stenbeck

In collaboration with students at:
The International Academy of Art Palestine, Ramallah. Palestine

– Omaya Salman, Khaled Jarrar, Mo’ayad Amleh, Reema Al Tawil, Awatef Roumiyeh, Dima Hourani, Bisan abu Easha, Taqu Aldeen Alsbateen, Jamal Sabri, Ramzi Assad, Ayed Arafa, Abdullah Awad, Somood Khafash, Osama Nazal, Razan Akremawy, Noor Abed, Asma Ghanim, Sahar Alkateed.

Workaround, n.
‘A workaround is a bypass of a recognized problem in a system. It is typically a temporary fix that implies that a genuine solution to the problem is needed. Theoretically, workarounds are always replaced by fixes; in practice, people often find themselves living with workarounds for long periods of time.Typically they will not respond well to further pressure from a system beyond the original design. Placing pressure on a workaround may result in later failures in the system.’
(thefreedictionary.com and dictionary.com)

In collaboration with students of International Academy of Art Palestine we have been looking for and documenting workarounds in the everyday life of people living on the Westbank. Because of the political and geographical situation life is made difficult in a number of ways. In such a situation you have to use what you can gain access to, to the fullest and invent new ways and methods to make your everyday work.